Bike Rack "cum" Tree Guard: Protecting Our Street Trees (NA-99-0408)
Describes an international student competition to develop a device that protected street trees while providing bike parking with a practical, cost effective, flexible design.
TNY tackled a common streetscape clash between two good environmental practices: the planting/ maintenance of street trees and the use of bicycles for transportation. In collaboration with Cooper Union, an international student competition was held to develop a device that protected street trees while providing bike parking with a practical, cost effective, flexible design. Fifteen design finalists were selected, and two designs were selected as first and second place winners. Prototypes are presently being piloted on the streets of Manhattan. We are planning to expand the pilot project in a variety of streetscape scenarios. The project emphasizes that street trees are an extremely important component of a community's infrastructure.
Trees New York
51 Chambers Street, Suite 1412A
New York, NY 10007
USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area
11 campus Blvd. Suite 200
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Creative and Innovative Projects, None